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Old 05-31-2012, 09:55 PM   #31
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Idk but I really think you had a ammonia spike. ! If you cleaned out your canister with regular water and not tank water than that created a cycle .
So I was suppose to clean with tank water??? Now I know thx



And my ammonia was 0 tbh
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:08 PM   #32
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I'm not saying that using tap water today will kill your fish today. That would be nonsense. However, tap water can contain a lot of stuff we don't want in our tanks. And it can bind to the rock and sand and build up for years, much like copper can. So yes, after years of using tap water, tap water can kill your fish.

Chunks? Chunks of sand? That does not sound right. Why is your sand chunky? How deep is it, and what size of chunks were you removing?
More like flakes, and all sizes. Sand is about 2 inches
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:15 AM   #33
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What's your salinity in the tank? And using old tank water from your water changes to clean your filter media is the way to go.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:37 AM   #34
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What's your salinity in the tank? And using old tank water from your water changes to clean your filter media is the way to go.
My salinity is 0.25
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My salinity is 0.25
Sorry I meant 1.025
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